A field force of more than 2,100 line, service and tree workers has restored electricity to 85 percent of the 196,000 National Grid customers impacted by the powerful and damaging rain and wind storm that swept across upstate New York Friday evening. Crews continue to restore customers hour by hour in the hardest hit areas of northeastern New York and the North Country, where wind gusts in excess of 70 mph uprooted trees and brought down hundreds of tree limbs, wires and utility poles.
National Grid is offering customers dry ice and bottled water at the following locations on May 6 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Speculator Fire Department
2834 State Route 30
Warren County Department of Public Works
4028 Main Street
Cambridge Department of Public Works
6 Memorial Drive
Broadalbin Fire Dept.
14 Pine Street